Treasury Minutes
March 1718, 1-28

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'Treasury Minutes: March 1718, 1-28', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. 19-31. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85513 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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March 1718, 1–28

March 1.Entry of petitions, memorials &c. this day read.
Petition of Richard Walker. This place is given to Tho. Hill. (Delivered to L.)
Memorial of Anne Ham about Ann Harvey's children as minors and against a grant of the estate to Samuel Kingston. Send this to the Attorney General with his former report; to be revised by him. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Petition of Geo. Murray, Paymaster of the 1714 Lottery, [for payment of his] incidents. Referred to the Auditor who has this accompt [before him]. (Delivered to L.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 95b.
March 3.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Minutes.
Present:
Lord Stanhope, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Send the Swedish letters with Mr. Ashton's memorial to the Commissioners of the Customs.
Mr. Francis Hall to succeed his father, Thomas Hall, deceased, as Comptroller of the Salt Duties.
The Earl of Sunderland to have the usual warrant for the discharge of plate delivered [to] him out of the Jewel Office as Secretary of State to her late Majesty [Queen Anne].
Spencer Cowper, Esq., to have a d[ormant] warrant for his salary as [a] King's Counsel.
Mr. Lowther to pay the fees for the 300l. issued to Mr. Smith as his Majesty's bounty.
The memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy is read and agreed to: viz. ordered out of money in the said Navy Treasurer's hands by sale of 4 per cent. Annuities: as follows:
£s.d.
[on the head of] Wear and Tear.
for the Yards, to complete their pay to Lady day 1717
27,93300
for imprests and bills of exchange977109
on the head of Victualling.
for half a year's pay to the officers and labourers at the several ports due at Lady day 1717
5,00000
for short allowance money5,00000
for discharging the debt of the old Course380811¾
£39,29019
My Lords on reading a Representation from the Commissioners of Victualling to the Treasurer of the Navy do agree that the distinction of Old and New Course be not kept up or carried on for the future.
The Commissioners of Excise or some of them [are to have notice] to attend, with Mr. Pauncefort, to-morrow morning about the office of Cashier [of Excise].
Mr. Charlton to attend at the same time.
Thomas Hill to have the office of Chief Clerk of the Mint in the room of Thomas Hall, deceased. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 203.
March 3.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Report of the Solicitor General on the petition of Cha. Medlycot for a free hay. Referred to the Surveyor General of Woods. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy for 39,290l. Ordered. (Delivered ut supra.)
Auditor Jett's report on the petition of John Tomlinson for the office of Steward &c. of St. Maries in York [city]. Granted. (Delivered ut supra.)
Auditor Jett's report on the petition of John Colton for the office of Bailiff of St. Mary's, York. Granted. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of Robert Apreece, Esq. Referred to Mr. Auditor Jett. (Delivered to L.)
The Commissioners of the Victualling [their] letter to discharge the old Course of that Office and for an order to discontinue the same. Agreed. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Memorial of Thomas Meysey. Referred to the Commissioners of Customs. (Delivered to Mr. P.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 96.
March 4.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Report from the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] on the petition of Jane Duncombe and Ann Hampden. Agreed to. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Report of the Commissioners for Hackney Coaches touching the petition of Seymour Stillingfleet to be Streetkeeper. Stillingfleet to have this office. (Delivered ut supra.)
Report of the Commissioners of the Customs on the petition of Robert Jackson about iron seized. Agreed to. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Memorial of Mr. Mildmay of the Salt Office on the behalf of John Foulks. The Commissioners of Salt Duties to present him on the first vacancy of [any place worth] 40l. per an. in that office. (Delivered to Mr. L.)
Petition of Mossom Wye. To be read again when Lord Stanhope is here. (Delivered ut supra.)
Surveyor General [of Crown Lands his] report on the petition of Col. John Blathwaite praying the renewal of the lease of Little Wallingford House. This being the house and Office properly belonging to the Secretary at War my Lords do not think it reasonable to be renewed at all. Ibid., p. 97.
March 5.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Petition of Jacob Prosser. He may if he pleases make his application to the Commissioners of Accompts. (Delivered to L.)
Petition of John Linton. Referred to the Commissioners of Customs. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Letter from J. Child. [My Lords order him to be paid] 20l. per Mr. Lowther [as royal bounty]. (Delivered to Mr. Lowther.)
Memorandum about 150 guineas paid by Lord Sunderland to Calvert and Hay. Mr. Lowther to pay this. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of the Excise Commissioners for repayment of 4,000l. advanced by the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland to Harry Maule, Esq. This sum to be discharged by a privy seal. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Memorial of same for 2,500l. [advanced by the said Commissioners of Excise in Scotland] to Major General Whetham. [Referred] to Lord Lincoln [the Paymaster of the Forces] to certify my Lords if General Whetham be charged with this money and whether his Lordship [the Earl of Lincoln] hath money in his hands for refunding the same. (Delivered ut supra.) Ibid., p. 98.
March 6.Minutes.
Present:
Lord Stanhope, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Prepare a privy seal for discharging Mr. Arthur Moor of the two notes in his hands relating to the Assiento contract, upon his delivery of the said notes.
Lord Stanhope will give further directions about this. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 204.
March 6.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Memorial of the Earl of Sunderland about John Vat for transporting Wurtenbergers. Referred to Mr. Colby. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
The Customs Commissioners' presentment of John Etheridge to be Surveyor at Margate. My Lords agree to the report and direct the Commissioners to present Etheridge to be a tidesman in the room of Purnel. (Delivered to Mr. P.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 100.
March 7.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Petition of John Dutton Colt for incidents as Paymaster of the Two Million Adventure [Classis Lottery] anno 1711. Referred to the Auditor [of Imprests] who hath the account [before him]. (Delivered to L.)
Petition of Thomas Jett for the like as Paymaster of the 10l. Lotteries anno 1712. Referred ut supra. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of William Lechmere, Comptroller of the said 10l. Lotteries anno 1712. Referred ut supra. (Delivered ut supra.) Ibid., p. 101.
March 8.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
The draft of a King's warrant authorising the Commissioners for Army Debts to certify to the proper Paymaster the sums due to the Officers of the Earl of Galway's Regiment of Foot. [Referred] to the Commissioners of Army Debts to certify their Lordships what sum of money per diem they think reasonable to be allowed to the widow of Lieut.-Col. St. Leger de Bacalan. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Signature of resignation of the lands and barony of Kimerghame in favour of Sir Andrew Hume. Agreed to. (Delivered to Mr. K.)
Petition of Thomas Kynaston. Referred to the Board of Works.
The Attorney General's opinion on the General Table of Fees for the ports of North Britain. [Referred] to the Commissioners of Customs. (Delivered ut supra.)
The report of the Commissioners of Customs about Jona[than] Scurlock to be a coastwaiter. Agreed to. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Mr. Moor's memorial and scheme for carrying on the business of issuing Debentures. [Referred] to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to consider what proportion of Army Debentures is like to be made out by Mr. Moor and to certify my Lords whether the allowances craved in the annexed memorial, or how much thereof, are reasonable. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Treasurer of the Navy's memorial for allowance of 1,431l. 11s. 11d. for interest paid on a loan of 60,000l. Agreed to. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Ditto for 40,793l. to pay bills numbered on the Old Course of the Navy. To be brought in on Monday. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto for an allowance of 803l. 15s.d. for discount on 4 per cent. Bank's Annuities. Agreed to. The account of the loss to be attested by the broker. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto for 20,000l. to be applied to Wages. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of Mr. Coventry for repairs at Bolderode Lodge in New Forest. Referred to the Surveyor [General] of the Woods. (Delivered ut supra.)
Report of the Board of Works upon the petition of Ann Bacon. Ordered [to be paid] 6l. per [the hands of] Mr. Lowther. (Delivered to Lowther.)
Memorial of Alexander Abercrombie on the behalf of his brother [? in law] James Ogilvie. To be provided for on a proper vacancy. (Delivered to Mr. K.)
Agents for Tin in Cornwall [their] memorial for 1,081l. 19s.d. to discharge [tin] warrants unpaid. Ordered. (Delivered to L.)
Petition of Courcy Ireland, a minor. My Lords will receive the King's pleasure as to the commencement of the warrant. (Delivered to Mr. P.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 102.
March 10.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Minutes.
Present:
Lord Stanhope, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Prepare a warrant to determine Lord Tamworth's pension from the time of his father's death.
My Lords will grant a warrant to the Commissioners of Forfeitures for their salaries; which is not to be satisfied till the 5,000l. already advanced to them is replaced.
The person recommended by Mr. Diston for an office in the Customs [is] to have the next [vacancy] of equal value to the Collectorship of [the port of] Dartmouth.
[Write] to the Commissioners of Customs to inform my Lords if Dale, a landwaiter, be incapable of doing the duty of his office upon account of his age and indisposition.
Issue 5,000l. to Mr. Henning for the Privy Purse. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 205.
March 10.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Petition of John Phelps. Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in N[orth] B[ritain]. (Delivered to Mr. K.)
Memorial of Cha. Cunningham. To be recommended to the Customs Commissioners. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
[Memorial] of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. Mr. Powys to state this and, if it be according to precedent, prepare a warrant. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Petition of William Gwyn. Upon surrender, prepare a fiant. (Delivered ut supra.)
Letter from John Bettesworth about Mr. Wooton. This place is given to Purnel. (Delivered ut supra.)
Letter from Mr. Crow, late Consul at Leghorn. My Lords cannot grant a letter to the Commissioners of Customs for prohibited goods and if they are not [actually prohibited] they must pay the Duties. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Customs Commissioners' report on the memorial of the Marquess of Winchester &c. about swords. Referred to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of John Robinson on behalf of the creditors of Sir John Macklean. Referred to Mr. Godfrey. (Delivered to Mr. K.)
Petition of John Lookup. [Referred to the] Barons of the Exchequer [in] N[orth] B[ritain]. (Delivered ut supra.)
Lord William Pawlet [his memorial] for repairing a stable &c. at Queen Mead in New Forest. Referred to the Surveyor General of Woods to certify my Lords what repairs are necessary. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Petition of Jane Vincet [? Vincent]. Read. (Delivered to L.)
Petition of Michael East. To be laid before the King. (Delivered to Mr. K.)
Affidavit &c. of William John, Undersheriff [of Exeter]. Prepare a warrant. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Report of the Earl of Halifax on the petition of the Paymasters of the interest on Exchequer Bills. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Sir Roger Mostyn's report relating to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marine Regiments. To be paid in the same manner as General Wills's [Regiment] was. (Delivered ut supra.)
Report from the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] on the petition of the Earl of Carlisle. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 103.
March 11.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Minutes.
Present:
Lord Stanhope, Lord Torrington, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
James Forth, Secretary to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, [is] to have an additional salary of 200l. per an. from Xmas last.
See the Commission appointing the [said] Commissioners of the Revenue [in Ireland].
[My Lords order the] Navy Commissioners to make out bills for payment of 707l. 3s. 6d. to the late Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines and their officers. Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 206.
March 11.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
[The letter from the] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland transmitting a list of half pay Officers that were provided for the 16 Feb. 1715–16. To be laid before the King. (Delivered to Mr. K.)
Petition of Frances, wife of Henry, late Visct. Bolingbroke. Referred to the Attorney General. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Memorial [from the] Earl of Lincoln [Paymaster of the Forces. The money he requests is] directed. (Delivered ut supra.)
Messrs. Clerk, Robinson and Chambers [their letter] about copper for farthings. Read [see supra, p. 17, under date Feb. 28]. (Delivered ut supra.)
Mr. Cracherode [his] report on the petition of Samuel Elisha. Ordered. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of Geo. Dalrymple. Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer [in] N[orth] B[ritain]. (Delivered ut supra.)
Letter from Lord Sunderland about Capt. Edward Hall. [Referred] to the Secretary at War to know if this sum was inserted in the appointments for the years mentioned in the letter. (Delivered to Mr. K.)
Memorial of Sir William Scawen, Messrs. Henry Cornish and Fra. Molineux. [Referred] to the Auditors of Imprests to consider this matter and lay a state of it before my Lords. (Delivered to L.)
Register of Papers T 4/20 p. 104.
March 12.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Memorial of Anthony Cracherode, Esq., for 1,500l. on account of [Crown law] prosecutions &c. Directed. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Petition of Joseph Fisher for a lease of lands &c. in St. Giles's parish. Referred to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] who is to consider the nature and value of the premises desired to be leased and to report to my Lords what may be done therein pursuant to the Civil List Act. (Delivered to L.)
The Customs Commissioners' report about Mr. Dale, a landwaiter. My Lords agree to the report. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
A letter from Lord Sunderland signifying the King's pleasure to refer to the Treasury Lords the case of Monsieur Depeneuze. Examine the list and see if this person hath any allowance out of the 15,000l. for French Protestants or in any other Establishment. (Delivered to Mr. K.)
Petition of Michael Broughton on the behalf of Miles Grainger, deceased, as late Receiver General of the Land Revenue for North Wales and Chester. [Referred] to Auditor Godolphin to know if there be any arrears of the [Crown] land revenues of North Wales and Chester in the Receiver's hands due before the grant of those revenues to his Royal Highness the Prince. (Delivered to L.) Ibid., p. 105.
March 13.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
The Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army [their] report on [the petition of] Mr. Hall and Mr. Green, clothiers of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons. [Referred] to the Commissioners for stating the Accounts of the Army [Debts] desiring them to give my Lords their opinion upon this report. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Mr. Colby's report in relation to an article of 158l. 12s. 6d. claimed by Mr. Chetwynd for primage paid by him to several masters of transports in the Levant. My Lords direct this to be allowed in his [Chetwynd's] account. (Delivered ut supra.)
Mr. Burton's report about an estimate of the works of the Savoy. Mr. Burton to pay the workmen 20l. out of moneys in his hands. (Delivered ut supra.)
Report from the Paymaster General and Secretary at War upon the memorial of John Forbes of Colloden, Esq. The Secretary at War to prepare a warrant to pay this out of the extraordinaries within the time when this service was performed. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland [their] report on the petition of the Countess of Southesk. To be laid before the King for his pleasure together with the other reports of the same nature. (Delivered to Mr. K.)
The like report on the several petitions of the Countess of Panmure; Lady Drummond; Maria wife of James Stirling of Keir; Margaret, Lady Nairn. [The like minute as above in each of these cases.] (Delivered ut supra.) Ibid., p. 106.
March 14.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Report of the Attorney General on the petition of Mr. Robert Ashton. [Referred] to the Commissioners of the Customs. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Petition of Wm. Lantrow. Referred to the Customs Commissioners. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Customs Commissioners' report on the petition of Capt. Jackson. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Mr. Powys's report on the memorial of Robert Jackson, Esq., late Resident in Sweden. Mr. Powys to insert in his report what objections were made against payment of the sum of 2,150l. (if any) and [the report] to be brought in again when the principal and interest due on the loan of 50,000 l. at the Exchequer is paid off. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of Henry Badcock to prevent frauds in the Customs. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of Robert Manning. This must be paid out of [Civil List revenue] arrears due to King William III. before his death. (Delivered ut supra.) Ibid., p. 107.
March 15.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Minutes.
Present:
Lord Stanhope, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Micklethwaite.
Prepare a warrant for 7,150l. [for] secret services: in the name of Mr Lowndes Treasury Minute Book XXIII, p. 208.
March 15.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
The Comptroller[s] of the Accounts of the Army [their] report on the petition of Lieut. Gen. Maitland's widow. Send this to the Secretary at War and desire him (if he has no objection) to prepare a contingent [Contingency] warrant for paying this sum out of such money as is properly applicable thereunto. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Letter from R. Kilpin concerning the lease of Lanercost. A caveat being entered by the petitioner write to Lord Carlisle to know what day his Lordship will be ready and prepared for a hearing by my Lords [of the Treasury].
Petition of Sir Henry Liddell. Referred to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Mr. Cracherode's report upon Mr. John Mills's petition for [his] exp[enses in] prosecuting coiners &c. If Sir Isaac Newton has no objection to the payment of the sum stated by Mr. Cracherode, prepare a warrant for paying this out of the 400l. per an. directed and appointed by Parliament for charges and services of this kind. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
[The Principal] Officers of the Ordnance [their] report about Col. Jefferyes. Prepare a warrant. (Delivered ut supra.)
Earl Poulett: memorial for wages [due] in her late Majesty's reign. Ordered 400l. out of loans on tin and the remainder out of the King's Civil List. (Delivered ut supra.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 108.
March 17.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
The Surveyor General of Woods' report on repairs at Queen Mead belonging to Rhinefeild Lodge, New Forest. Agreed to. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
The Surveyor General of [Crown] Lands' report on the petition of Joseph Fisher. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Auditor Jett's report on the petition of Robert Apreece, Esq. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Attorney General's report on the petition of Samuel Atkinson, Esq., et al. Prepare a warrant according to this report. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Petition of Hugh Batho. Referred to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland. (Delivered to L.)
Memorial of Capt. Edward Storey. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners. (Delivered ut supra.)
The case about the grant of the sole [right of] fishery in Leigh Swatch. To be read again when the report of the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] relating to this intended grant comes before their Lordships. (Delivered ut supra.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 109.
March 18.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Petition of Herbert Price &c., Collectors [of Assessments in] Whitehall, about guineas in their hands at the time of the reduction [of the price of guineas]. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
A bill of exchange drawn on the Treasury by F. Willis, Captain of the Deal Castle man of war, for 100l. Ordered to be paid by Mr. Lowther. (Delivered to Mr. Lowther.) Ibid., p. 110.
March 19.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Letter to Lord Stanhope from Mossom Wye. [My Lords order him] 200l. [to be paid] per Mr. Lowther. (Delivered to Lowther.) Ibid., p. 111.
Memorandum.
His Majesty by a commission under the great seal dated the 20th day of March 4 George I. did determine the commission dated 15 April 3 Geo. I., whereby James Stanhope, Esq. (since Visct. Stanhope, Thomas, Lord Torrington, John Wallop, George Bailie and Thomas Micklethwaite, Esq., were made Commissioners for executing the office of Treasurer of the Exchequer:
and [in place thereof] appoints Charles, Earl of Sunderland, John Ayslabie, John Wallop, George Bailie and William Clayton, Esqrs., to be Commissioners for executing the said office. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 1.
March 22.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Minutes.
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. Aislaby, Mr. Bailie, Mr. Clayton.
The [new Treasury] commission is read.
The orders for the more regular keeping of papers and despatch of business and the days appointed for the same are read. My Lords resolve to sit on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and not to meet on Saturdays or Mondays unless upon extraordinary occasions.
[Write] the Customs Commissioners to attend on Thursday next at six a'clock in the afternoon and afterwards to attend once a month on the same day and the same hour.
Mr. Lowndes, junr., the Clerk of the Petitions, is directed to bring all memorials and papers of that kind to receive their Lordships' pleasure thereon every Friday morning.
The standing orders in all other points are agreed to by my Lords.
Mr. Ross, Commissioner of Excise in Scotland, [is] to have leave of absence for two months.
Prepare a warrant for 500l. to the present Treasurer of the Charterhouse, as of his Majesty's free gift to the said Society.
Mr. Lowther to repay Mr. Kelsall 200 guineas by him advanced and paid over to Monsieur Laidez, who came with a present of wine from the Regent of France to the King. (In the margin: [in the hands of] Mr. Lowther.) Ibid., pp. 1–2.
March 22.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Earl of Sunderland, John Aislabie, J. Wallop, Geo. Baillie, William Clayton [Treasury Lords].
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's report on the petition of William Ormsby, Esq. To be considered when the Half Pay is settled. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Ditto on the petition of Captain Woolsley. The same minute.
Ditto on the petition of Major Purefoy. The same minute.
Ditto on the petition of Lieut. Ro. Montgomery. The same minute.
Ditto on the petition of Gust[avus] Hamilton et al. The same minute.
Letter from Lord Sunderland with an account of extraordinary disbursements by his Majesty's particular order to Lord Cadogan. Prepare a s[ign] m[anual] for this money to defray the like sum by him [Cadogan] disbursed by his Majesty's particular order in the year 1717. (Delivered ut supra.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 112.
March 24.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Minutes.
Present:
Lord Sunderland, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, [John Ayslabie], Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
Prepare a warrant for 1,862l. 10s. 0d. [for] Secret Services: in the name of Mr. Lowndes.
[My Lords order] a warrant for 3,000l. to Mr. Lowther.
Send to the several Public Offices for Estimates of what will be necessary to supply the service in each Office to Xmas next; how much they respectively have received on this year's Supply and how much thereof is undisposed in tallies or money applicable to the said Estimates. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 3.
1718.
March 25.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Minutes.
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. [Aislabie], Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. Baillie.
[Write] to the Master of the Jewel Office to send my Lords an exact account of the quantity of plate delivered out to any persons by indenture or otherwise which hath not yet been returned: as also what quantities of plate are now in that Office and by whom delivered in. Ibid., p. 4.
March 25.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c., this day read.
Letter from the Earl of Sunderland enclosing a petition of Capt. Edward Hall. [Referred] to the Secretary at War.No money has been demanded in Parliament for Capt. Hall for pay as Captain Commandant of Tynmouth. Rd. Arnold.” (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Memorial of Mr. Tilson and Mr. Payzant for extraordinary charges for attendance at Hampton Court anno 1717. Mr. Lowther to pay Mr. Tilson 118l., Mr. Payzant 59l. (Delivered to Mr. Lowther.)
The Customs Commissioners' report on the petition of Mr. Aston touching the Gardner frigate. My Lords will speak with the Customs Commissioners about this on Thursday next. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Ditto: report on Mr. William Tate, Searcher at Carlisle. To be enlarged from his imprisonment on giving security to surrender his person when required. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Commissioners of Salt Duties in Scotland [their] report on the memorial of David, Earl of Wemys. My Lords don't see how the Earl of Wemys can be relieved in this case. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of the Duchess of Buccleuch and Earl of Dalkeith. Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland. (Delivered ut supra.)
Auditor Foley's report on the petition of the late Agents of the Tin in Cornwall. Referred to Sir Isaac Newton for his opinion. Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 113.
March 26.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Minutes.
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. [Aislabie], Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie.
My Lords this day received a letter signed A. B. from a person who owns he hath defrauded his Majesty in the sum of 186l. 2s. 0d. and believing his repentance would at best be hypocritical without restoring the sum wrongfully detained he accordingly encloses two Bank bills to the amount thereof: which according to his desire my Lords have directed to be paid into the Exchequer for the use of the Public.
Prepare an advertisement to be inserted in Saturday's Gazette signifying the receipt of the letter and the application of the money accordingly.
[Write] Mr. Cracherode to attend my Lords with a state of the prosecution of the frauds committed in Chelsea Hospital.
Prepare a constitution to appoint Gilbert Walmesley, Esq., [as] Comptroller of the 10l. Lottery anno 1710 in place of — Colt, Esq., deceased. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 5.
March 26.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Report from Mr. Cracherode concerning Swedish prisoners detained in the Marshalsea prison for fees. Mr. Cracherode to pay the 8l. 6s. 8d. for the fees and to attend the Lords of the Admiralty about their discharge. (Delivered to Mr. T.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 114.
March 27.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Minutes.
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. [Aislabie], Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie.
Mr. Hampden, Treasurer of the Navy, is called in. He lays a memorial before my Lords for money for the service of his Office.
[My Lords order] Mr. Hawes, Cashier of the Navy, to make a state of what cash remains in the [Navy] Pay Office which was issued to [Mr. Aislabie as] the late Treasurer of the Navy; and to lay the same before my Lords on Tuesday next. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 6.
Eodem die,
Afternoon.
Present: the same.
The Commissioners of the Customs attending according to order are called in. Their several reports and memorials are read and directions given thereupon. Ibid.
March 27.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Auditor Jett's report on the petition of John Cotton to be bailiff of St. Mary's in York [city]. Respited. (Delivered to L.)
Ditto on the petition of John Tomlinson to be steward of the abovesaid St. Mary's in York. Respited. (Delivered ut supra.)
Mr. Cracherode's report on the petition of Thomas Lister. My Lords agree to the report. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Ditto report on the petition of Richard Harcourt, Esq. [Referred] to the Commissioners of Forfeitures to know if they have any objection against paying this out of 5,000l. advanced to them for salaries and incident charges. (Delivered ut supra.)
Mr. Cracherode's report on the petition of Mr. John Mills. If Sir Isaac Newton has no objection to the payment of the sum stated by Mr. Cracherode, prepare a warrant for paying this out of the 4,000l. per an. appointed by Parliament for [Mint] charges and services of this kind. (Delivered to Mr. T.)
Ditto: report on the petition of James Millar. My Lords agree to the report. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto: report on the petition [? petitions] of James Lindsey, Edwd. Shaftoe, Grain Liddell, Lucas Cameron. This report to be abstracted and laid before the King. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of Mrs. Aldsworth. [Referred] to the Auditor for a state of the petitioner's accompts as they now stand. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of Mr. Tryon. To be abstracted and laid before the King. (Delivered ut supra.)
Post meridiem.
The Customs Commissioners' report on the petition of William Stephens. Agreed to. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Ditto on the petition of Samuel Davies. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto on the petition of Mr. Aston about Gardner frigate. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto about the Custom House at Portsmouth. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto on the petition of Mr. Dee. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto on the petition of William Beeching. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto on the petition of Huggins and Page. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto on the petition about John Barker. The petition is dismissed. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto on the petition of General Baudovin about French caps. My Lords cannot discharge 'em. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto about John Linton. To be considered another time. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto about the table of fees from [the Customs Commissioners in] Scotland. To be considered before next session of Parliament. (Delivered ut supra.)
Ditto about John Pigg. My Lords approve his dismission. (Delivered ut supra.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 115.
March 28.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Minutes.
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. [Aislabie], Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie.
The Governor and Company of the Bank of England are called in. They congratulate my Lords upon their accession to their office and proffer their assistance upon all occasions for the service of the public.
The Earl of Sunderland answers that he will acquaint his Majesty with their readiness in offering their service and does not doubt but they will continue the same zeal which they have always testifyd for his Majesty's Government.
The Deputy Governor and Directors of the South Sea Company are likewise called in. They congratulate my Lords in a speech to the same effect and are answered in like manner.
My Lords direct a state to be made of what hath passed here [in the Treasury] in relation to the Commissioners for Forfeitures, together with [an account of] all the issues of money which have been made to them, out of what funds and upon what heads.
[Write] the Commissioners for Taxes to attend on Wednesday next with a list of all the arrears of the House [Duty] money and Land Tax.
Prepare a warrant for 200l. per an. to [John] Dorison, Esq., to commence from Michaelmas last. A clause to be inserted in the warrant [in the words] “until otherwise provided for.” Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 7.
March 28.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Memorial of the Earl of Findlater and Lord Deskford his son. Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland. (Delivered to L.)
Petition of Jasper Clayton, Esq., Commissioner to inspect the demolition of Dunkirk. See how the other two Commissioners were paid for the time mentioned by the petitioner. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of Francis Jephson, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Peers. Ordered. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of James Merest, clerk there [in the House of Lords]. Ordered. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of eight doorkeepers there. Ordered. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of Thomas Begg, Esq., touching the estate of William Cotton, an idiot. [Referred] to the Lord Chancellor to know if he hath an objection against the grant prayed by the petitioner. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of Brigadier Moryson for livery clothes for Drummers. Direct the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] to certify all the precedents [so] that my Lords may lay the same before the King with their opinion. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of the Officers of Brigadier Morrison's Regiment of Foot. Referred to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Earl of Westmorland [his] memorial for his salary as Chief Justice in Eyre. To be paid to Michaelmas 1717. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of John Forward. Referred to the Customs Commissioners. (Delivered to Mr. P.)
Petition of John Calendar. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes. (Delivered to L.)
The Commissioners of Taxes' representation for Geo. Dewing to be Surveyor of Houses in Cambridgeshire. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of Geo. St. Lo, Esq. Rejected. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of the clerks of his Majesty's Mint. Rejected. (Delivered ut supra.)
Petition of Jo. Bowack. Rejected. (Delivered ut supra.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 116.